Recap: 2018 Serving Events

Food For Friends volunteers serve a meal to the men of the Annex Hotel.

This post recaps our 2018 serving events, providing a historical record of those events…  with links to articles and our photos on Facebook.

We are always looking for volunteers to serve at these events.  And, if you happen to have an idea for a new type of event, we are looking for people to bring those ideas forward to our leadership team.  Please send and email to info@foodforfriends.org

 

January 21, 2018

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch for 200 ‘Friends’!
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article:  July 15, 2017 Mobile Food Pantry: Serving Event Recap

 

March 17, 2018

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch for 200 ‘Friends’!
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 20 volunteers.
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article:  July 15, 2017 Mobile Food Pantry: Serving Event Recap

 

March 17, 2018

 

March 24, 2018

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did: We served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article:  Serving Event Recap: Ewing Annex Hotel – March 24, 2018

 

March 31, 2018

  • What: Easter Dinner at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we did:  We served 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 15 volunteers
  • For a recap of this event, see our news article:   Event Recap: HELPS Ministry Easter Dinner

 

April 1, 2018

  

May 12, 2018

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Sponsored the Food Truck and served lunch to 224 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • For a recap of this event, see our news article at May 12, 2018 Event Recap: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church

 

June 23, 2018 

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did:  We served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For a recap of this event, see our news article at:  June 23, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Ewing Annex Hotel

 

June 30, 2018

 

July 13, 2018

  • What: San Miguel Graduation Dinner, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center, 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we did: We served 250+ meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 10+ volunteers
  • Time:  4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • For a recap of the event, see our news article at July 13, 2018 Serving Event Recap – San Miguel Graduation Luncheon

  

July 14, 2018

  • What: The Chapel Church partnered with Food For Friends for Mobile Food Pantry at, Lake Zurich
  • Where: Mobile Food Pantry w/Chapel Church, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Food distribution via mobile truck and served lunch to about 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had approximately 20 volunteers
  • Time:  9:30am – 12:30pm
  • For a recap of the event, see our news article:   July 14, 2018 – Mobile Food Pantry Recap – The Chapel of Lake Zurich

  

August 18, 2018

 

September 8, 2018

 

September 11, 2018

  • What:  Food For Friends 15th Annual Golf Outing, Bartlett Hills, IL
  • Event:  Golf, Dinner, and Raffles
  • Shotgun Start:  10am
  • What we did:  With your help, we raised just under $30,000 to help those in need right here in Chicago.
  • For a recap of this event, see our article Sept. 11, 2018 – 15th Annual Golf Outing Recap

 

September 22, 2018

 

November 3, 2018

 

November 17, 2018

  • What:  Community Thanksgiving Meal with The Music Box Foundation
  • Time:  11-3pm
  • Where:  6843 S. Harper in Chicago, IL
  • What we will do at this event:   We will serve up to 200 meals
  • FFF Volunteers: We need around 20 volunteers
  • How to Volunteer: Please respond via email to  food_for_friends@hotmail.com, or use the sign-up genius link here to register.   We hope you will be able to join us. If you can only make it for part of the event, that is fine, just let us know what times you are available so we can plan.
  • For an example of what we do at this venue, see our news article: Event Recap – The Music Box Foundation – Easter Dinner

 

November 17, 2018

  • What:  Thanksgiving “Blue Bag” Event – Assembling & Distribution
  • Where:  TBD – Elgin
  • What we do at this event:   Volunteers help assemble blue bags and distribute 100+ Thanksgiving meal gift bags
  • FFF Volunteers: We need around 10 volunteers
  • For an example of what we do during our FFF Blue Bag distribution event, see 

 

November 2018 (date TBD – week before Thanksgiving)

 

November 21, 2018

  • What:  Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Where:  Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 800-1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need around 100 volunteers.
  • Time:  3:30-6:30pm
  • How to Volunteer:   Please note, we have already filled ALL of our volunteer slots for this event!!  We invite you to look at our other wonderful serving opportunities.
  • See the following 2017 article to get a feel for what we do at this event: 100 Volunteers Serve 700 Meals at Pacific Garden Mission

 

November 22, 2018

  • What: Elgin Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: First United Methodist Church 216 E. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 1500 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We already have 20 volunteers.   Please note, we have already filled ALL of our volunteer slots for this event!!  We invite you to look at our other wonderful serving opportunities.
  • Time:  Three shifts:  8-10am, 10-12pm and 12-3pm
  • For a recap on our 2017 Elgin Thanksgiving Dinner, check out  Elgin Community Thanksgiving Dinner Event Recap: Over 1,000 Served!

 

 November 22, 2018

  • What: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving Dinner, St. Charles, IL
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 125 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:    Please note, we have already filled ALL of our volunteer slots for this event!!  We invite you to look at our other wonderful serving opportunities.
  • Time: Shift 1 – (Noon-4pm) & Shift 2 (1:30-5:30)
  • For a recap on our 2017 H.E.L.P.S Thanksgiving Dinner, check out Thanksgiving Dinner Recap: HELPS Ministry in St. Charles

 

November 22, 2018

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Thanksgiving Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we need help with:  We will serve up to 150 meals.  Leftovers will go to Hopewell Southside Chicago.
  • FFF Volunteers:  We already have the needed 5-10 volunteers.   Please note, we have already filled ALL of our volunteer slots for this event!!  We invite you to look at our other wonderful serving opportunities.
  • Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • For a recap on a similar event at the Annex, check out  Serving Up a Special Christmas at the Ewing Annex Hotel

 

November 22, 2018

  • Where:  West Cook YMCA Thanksgiving luncheon, Oak Park, IL
  • Where:   West Cook YMCA, 255 Marion St., Oak Park, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 150 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:   We already have 20 volunteers  Please note, we have already filled ALL of our volunteer slots for this event!!  We invite you to look at our other wonderful serving opportunities.
  • Time:  11am – 2pm
  • For a recap on our 2017 YMCA Thanksgiving dinner, check out West Cook YMCA Event Recap: Community Gives Thanks Together

 

December 15, 2018

  • What: San Miguel Christmas Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center, 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 200+ meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers plus Santa Clause!
  • Time:  11-2pm
  • How to Volunteer:  Please respond via email,  food_for_friends@hotmail.com, or use the sign-up genius link here to register.  We hope you will be able to join us for one of these wonderful serving opportunities. If you can only make it for part of the event, that is fine, just let us know what times you are available so we can plan.
  • Review a recap of the 2016 event:  Light of Christmas shines brightly at San Miguel School in Chicago

 

December 15, 2018

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed.  Please note, we have already filled ALL of our volunteer slots for this event!!  We invite you to look at our other wonderful serving opportunities.
  • Time:  9am – 12pm
  • For more about what this event is all about, see  Event Recap: Serving a Christmas Meal at the Annex Hotel in Chicago

 

December 15, 2018

  • What: Elgin Community Christmas Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: Hemmens Cultural Center 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 600 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  Need 20 volunteers.   
  • Time:  Three shifts:  9-11am, 11-1pm and 1-3pm
  • How to Volunteer:  Please respond via email, food_for_friends@hotmail.comor use the sign-up genius link here to register.  We hope you will be able to join us for this wonderful serving opportunities. If you can only make it for part of the event, that is fine, just let us know what times you are available so we can plan..
  • For a recap on our 2017 Elgin Christmas Dinner, check out last years article